What are we going to eat this week? This can be a stressful idea for many adults. However, there are simple techniques that can help make meal planning more of a breeze.
- Stocked Pantry– A pantry that has staple items can make even those busy weeks go smoothly. Here is my list of pantry essentials.
- Canned No Salt Added Vegetables
- Herbs and Spices
- Tomato Sauce
- Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, etc
- Soup Base- Low sodium or no salt added
- Canned Fish or Chicken
- Stocked Freezer– When you have a stocked freezer you can grab and go when needed.
- Variety of Frozen Vegetables
- Variety of Frozen Meats
- Variety of Frozen Fruit
- Frozen Garlic/Ginger/Onion
- Write Out a Plan- The more prepared you are the more likely you will cook your meals at home. Write out your plan at the beginning of the week.
- Make a Grocery List- The worst thing you could for meal planning is leave something at the grocery store you need. Write a grocery list to make sure you do not leave anything at the store. A grocery list also, helps you to stay on budget for the week.
- Stop overthinking Meal Planning- Remember the basics for a meal you want a carbohydrate, a protein, and a fat at every meal.
- Start with your protein-this is the building block of your meal
- Pick your starch- this helps you choose what vegetables to add in your meal
- Veggies Veggies Veggies- choose what vegetables will compliment your meal
- Pick a healthy Fat
For more meal planning tips check out my recipe reels on my Instagram!
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